In The Walking Dead, an epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. Society has crumbled, and survivors in the post-apocalyptic world find that they must now sort through the chaos and try to form alliances to ensure their survival. In a world ruled by the dead, they are forced to finally begin living.
In this stand-alone version of the shoot ’em up card game BANG!, trust and betrayal are critical to survival. Players must team up and face off against one another in the struggle to achieve superiority in the devastated landscape.
As characters from the hit comic series, taking on a role in one of the competing groups, players must determine where true allegiances lie and how to get ahead to ensure survival and victory. Each player becomes a famous Walking Dead character while taking on the roles of Leader, Savior, Survivor, or Loner. The Leader of the survivors is revealed to all and attempts to protect everyone while staying alive. Saviors, who hide their identities, aim to kill the Leader of the Survivors. Survivors, who also go incognito, aid the Leader in staying alive. The Loner, who is of course working alone, tries to defeat everyone else while accomplishing his/her own objective.